The seamless professional Master of Architecture (M. Arch)
program at the University of Idaho is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
, the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture in the U.S.
For architecture accreditation and licensure, in the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
The University of Idaho, College of Art and Architecture, Architecture Program offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program: Master of Architecture (pre-professional BS Arch + 45 graduate credits). The next accreditation visit for all programs: 2012 (focus visit) 2016 (full visit).
Visit the National Architectural Accrediting Board
Web site to learn more.